Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Make plans to attend the Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019 hosted by Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

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We are pleased to announce the following programming for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference

*Program subject to change should circumstances require

8:45am to 5:15pm

Chelsea Hotel, Downtown Toronto

8:00 – 8:45am
Registration & Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15am
Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15am
Morning Keynote Speaker
Cycle Tourism “Made in Germany” – Germany´s Recipe for Success – Frank Hofmann, National Chairman of Tourism, German National Cyclists’ Association (ADFC)

10:15  – 10:30am
Morning Coffee and Networking Break    

10:30 – 11:45am
Morning Concurrent Session 1:
Building Cycle Tourism Through Cycling Events

Morning Concurrent Session 2: Building Cycle Tourism Through Bike Tours

11:45 – 12:15pm
Lunch Break

12:15 – 1:30pm
Award Ceremony and Presentations

  • Ontario By Bike best bicycle friendly business awards and lightening presentations
  • Accommodating and Catering to the Cycling Market in Cesenatico, Italy –  Silvia Pasolini, Lungomare Bike Hotel & Italy Cycling Holidays

1:30 – 1:45pm
Networking Break

1:45 – 3:00pm
Afternoon Concurrent Session 1: Knowing the Market & Measuring the Impact of Cycle Tourism

Afternoon Concurrent Session 2: Marketing Cycle Tourism

  • Ride High Country: Marketing Australia’s Premier Cycling Destination (By live video) – Matt White, Ride High Country
  • Destination Spin: How Explorers’ Edge Uses Content Marketing To Promote Cycling Product & Experiences – Kate Monk, RTO12/Explorers’ Edge
  • Building the Market & Relationships for Non-Profit Cycling Events – Dana Hensen, MS Society of Canada (MS Bike)

3:00 – 3:15pm

Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

3:15 – 4:30pm
Plenary Session:
Developing Cycle Tourism Product

Panel Presentations & Discussion:

4:30 – 5:00pm
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Haute-Yamaska, Quebec and its Cycling Network: A Success for Over 28 years – Mayor Pascal Bonin, Town of Granby

5:00 – 5:15pm

Closing Remarks
Louisa Mursell & Michael McCreesh, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

Pre & Post Conference Programming

  • February 28 – Join Toronto Bicycle Tours for a 2 hour complimentary bike tour in downtown Toronto. Bike rental included. Tour runs sun or snow! Start from near Dundas Street West and University Avenue, 3pm to 5pm. Pre-registration required. We will follow up with those who indicate interest during registration.
  • March 1 – Evening – Post conference join us and other conference attendees for a beverage and to continue the conversation at Duke’s on Gerrard, conveniently located across the street from Chelsea Hotel Gerrard Street entrance.
  • March 1 to 3 – Toronto International Bicycle Show. All conference attendees will receive a complimentary entry to the world’s largest consumer bike show and partner event on all weekend long. Don’t miss your opportunity to check it out.

*Conference program and speakers are being updated weekly, check back frequently for more information. Programming and speakers subject to change. 

As we further develop conference programming, presentations and sessions will cover a variety of topics under the following:

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Developing cycle tourism destinations and products
Growing the cycle tourism market through emerging trends
Marketing cycle tourism product and experiences
Serving the cycle tourist market
Measuring the impact on destinations and businesses

Confirmed speakers looking to provide information on presentation are requested to fill out the form available HERE.
If you submited a proposal to speak, thank you. We will be contacting you soon with updates. 

Contact info

For more information on the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email Transportation Options’ Executive Director, Louisa Mursell at or Ontario By Bike’s Project Manager, Michael McCreesh at

The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following partners and sponsors:
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Platinum Spoke Sponsor
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Gold Spoke Sponsors

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Carbon Spoke Sponsors

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Interested in partnering with the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference?
Download the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship Packages

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